- How did your mentor gain their experience/ expertise?
I taught myself how to produce through several years of trying to make dubstep and not knowing how. I started branching out into other genres a couple years ago and I began to slowly improve my skills. I watched lots of YouTube videos and wrote lots of songs, and not a lot we’re very good.
2. What were those experiences like for your mentor?
3. What wisdom have you gained from your mentor so far?
So far, I have gained only a small amount of overall information, but I am sure there is more to come when I meet my mentor next. I have learned music is multi-layered and requires a lot more work than I previously thought. Lastly, I have learned that patience and the ability to take things slowly is much better than rushing and only half-doing a job.
4. What have you learned so far, in terms of facilitation strategies, that might contribute to your own development as a mentor?
I have learned that it is not good to rush people especially if they are new to something. Also, explain everything. Realistically, the person you’re mentoring knows nothing about what you’re teaching them. So, if there is any vocabulary or other things that are important to know, describe them to you’re student.